Central to the strategic leadership role that GANSW fulfils, is an experienced capacity for rigorous design thinking. We want our thinking to inspire others to be ambitious and to strive to achieve something better than business as usual, because great places and cities don’t happen by chance. They are designed and continue to be designed as we manage the transformation of our cities.
Design thinking offers a holistic way of finding opportunities and resolving project problems. It is the method in which designers seek to integrate possibilities and to generate new ideas. It is a creative process that seeks answers through collaboration and synthesis of multiple inputs. Design thinking is a creative skill where designers make new connections, test and retest ideas, and anticipate future challenges in order to find a better outcome for the problem at hand.